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Talking outside the box: Are we connected yet?

The industrial "internet of things" is close at hand—or already here.

 The recent ARC Industry Forum, held in Orlando FL, described an “industrial Internet of Things” (IoT) as being close at hand. In fact, many of the technologies are already here, but some still need work to provide the services and security industrial operations need.  


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Tank cloud monitor

The APG tank cloud remote monitoring system enables the monitoring of tank levels, as well as pressure, temperature, flow, pH and other process variables from anywhere with an Internet connection . . . 


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Ethernet switch

Used in industrial and energy applications, the GE ML3000 MultiLink Ethernet switch offers flexible network design options and can be configured for as many as 32 Power of Ethernet ports to power up and communicate with end devices, such as badge readers, surveillance cameras and VoIP telephones, over a single cable. 


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TECH FLASH

Account for these 13 firewall limitations to prevent attacks

Attackers use numerous methods to bypass security barriers.

Be prepared for the threat with firewall security.


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TECH FLASH

Are your industrial networks vulnerable to cyber attack?

Increasingly complex network systems can make preventing and detecting attacks more difficult.

Poor security can mean lost revenue and brand integrity.


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Honey processor coordinates bottle and package printing

New networked system eliminates manual keyboard entries, mistakes, rework and waste while improving throughput.

Dutch Gold Honey has grown into the largest family-owned honey company in the US. Located in Lancaster, PA, its products include 11 honey varietals, an organic honey and three varieties of maple syrup.


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TECH FLASH

sercos international to present new technologies

A new approach to integrating machinery is designed for less complexity.

A common infrastructure allows sercos telegrams, CIP messages and TCP/IP telegrams to run on a single cable.


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Tech Update: Wireless Applications

Eliminate wires and legwork with radio communications

Wireless systems help alleviate plant installation obstructions and provide cost efficiencies. With FSMA looming, it’s time to get moving to support electronic recordkeeping with wireless capabilities.

Look around you. You probably have operating parameters you’d like to measure and track to satisfy the requirements of regulators, especially with FDA getting serious about implementing parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


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TECH FLASH

Industrial networking: Make it simpler, more secure

Delivering real-time data to those who need it at anytime and anywhere is a must.
Delivering real-time data to those who need it at anytime and anywhere is a must.
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Master module

The WAGO 750-655 AS-Interface master module links AS-Interface (AS-I) devices to higher-level systems; it connects with up to 62 AS-I V3.0 slaves for monitoring and controlling up to 248 input and 186 output data channels.


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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2014 October

The October 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores companies that have successfully grappled with "the new business reality" and are coming to terms with it being here to stay. Also, read about the work going on behind the scenes to keep FSMA on track.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

This text provides critical tools and data needed to augment routine food analysis and enhance food safety by aiding in the detection of counterfeit, and potentially deleterious, foods.

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